Due to the posed danger, people from 12 villages are protesting, and have ensured that the hearing gets cancelled. According to the media, the project has been met with obstacles as two public hearings organized by the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board were disrupted by protesters. The protestors blocked the roads twice which prevented the hearing two times.
Why are villagers protesting?
As per the news, the villagers stated that the villages downstream have potential in terms of tourism, but once the dam is built on the Umngot river, the beautiful tourist spots would no longer attract the visitors as water in the river would go dry, especially in the winter seasons.
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